Living Well

How John Philip Sousa Fights This Disease

I suspected something was wrong when I had to help the older man with his jacket.

I was on a flight to JFK airport in New York. I noticed his hands shaking, but I didn’t say anything. That is, until I realized it was actor and science-communications advocate Alan Alda.

Turn Off Your Phone to Save Your Eyesight

Get off your smartphone… unless you want to go blind.

That advice might seem sensational, but we’re getting closer to that reality. And it’s all because of blue light.

Don’t Let Your Doctor Dismiss This Deadly Disease

It’s the No. 1 killer in both men and women.

But heart disease isn’t always getting the right diagnosis.

Three Ways to Get Shut-Eye This Summer

You toss and turn at night. You can’t get comfortable. Maybe it’s too hot in your bedroom or you can’t shut off your brain after a busy day. Or maybe some heavy summer thunderstorms are keeping you awake.

If so, you’re not alone. About 60 million Americans suffer from chronic insomnia. What’s more, as many as one in three Americans experience at least mild insomnia, according to the Sleep Health Foundation.

One of This Year’s Biggest Hacks… And You Probably Haven’t Heard of It

Social media giant Facebook has been in the headlines ever since a data breach left more than 87 million records vulnerable.

And, as we mentioned last week, the company’s shares continue to suffer from the bad press.

Two Eating Habits You Should Start Today

Looks like all those early bird diners have the right idea…

According to a recent study out of Barcelona, folks who eat an “early” dinner had a lower risk of breast and prostate cancer. Early, in this study, meant before 9 p.m.

It’s Time to Ditch Your Doctor

Dim lights. Sticky magazines. Unbearable wait times. Rushed appointments.

If you face any of these at your primary care doctor’s office, it means patients aren’t a priority. So it’s time to ditch your doctor.

Why We’re Excited About This New Heart Study

Turns out, there is a cure for a broken heart.

I’m not talking about some emotional issue. I’m talking about an exciting new breakthrough that can “regenerate” damaged heart tissue.

Want to Cut Diabetes Risk? There’s an App for That

Air pollution causes type 2 diabetes.

You read that right. And now, thanks to the latest medical research out of St. Louis, we now know how many diabetes cases we can attribute to air pollution.

Enjoy the Benefits of Coffee Without the Buzz

Even the baristas know about this new coffee study…

Last week, my researcher chatted with the barista at our local Starbucks. The topic turned to a brand-new study on the benefits of coffee, regardless of caffeine content. We love when health topics make the headlines… without misleading the public.